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The Resource Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)

Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)

Label
Parrot and Olivier in America
Title
Parrot and Olivier in America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey ; read by Humphrey Bower
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Olivier is a young aristocrat, one of an endangered species born in France just after the Revolution. Parrot, the son of an itinerant English printer, wanted to be an artist but has ended up in middle age as a servant. When Olivier sets sail for the New World, ostensibly to study its prisons, but in reality to avoid yet another revolution, Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. Through their adventures with women and money, incarceration and democracy, writing and painting, they make an unlikely pair. But where better for unlikely things to flourish than in the glorious, brand-new experiment, America? A dazzlingly inventive reimagining of Alexis de Tocqueville's famous journey, Parrot and Olivier in America brilliantly evokes the Old World colliding with the New. Above all, it is a wildly funny, tender portrait of two men who come to form an almost impossible friendship, and a completely improbable work of art
Cataloging source
VALP
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1943-
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Carey, Peter
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Humphrey Bower
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Bower, Humphrey
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  • Talking books
  • America
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Bolinda Audio: BAB 091147
Control code
000044814704
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Extent
14 sound discs (CD) (17 hr., 45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781742145709
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 091147
Label
Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Bolinda Audio: BAB 091147
Control code
000044814704
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Extent
14 sound discs (CD) (17 hr., 45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781742145709
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 091147

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